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Enough; hold, or cut bow-strings.
The Sun enters the tropical zodiac sign of Virgo on August 23, 2019 at 5:01 AM. Happy Virgo Birthday!
When I first encountered a lecture note about that single line, “Hold or cut bow-strings,” the academic went sideways with the data pretty quick. A cursory search of the web reveals that there is wealth of conjecture about the meaning of the expression.
However, I have a simpler way to see it, and when I first heard the expression, probably read it first, but let’s suggest it was a stage or movie version of the play, Bottom is a hugely comic character. Hard to see him as a military person, as the idea of “cutting bow-strings” seems to imply. However, over the years, I’ve grown to like this expression for myself, and I use it when most people will insert the term, “Fish or cut bait.” I was going to get all technical and make suggestions about planets and Virgo birthdays, but simply put, to quote Shakespeare’s character Bottom? “Enough! Hold or cut bow-string!”
It doesn’t matter where your Libra soul is in your development. Age is a thing. There’s a certain kind of finality and essence that suggests time is almost too finite. “I don’t know what you mean, there’s just not enough time!” Exactly. What this is, more a function of the twin influences of the Sun (in Virgo), and Saturn (in Capricorn), plus, well, there’s another influence, but it’s too technical to include in a horoscope. But the energy this creates?
Palamon in Shakespeare’s
The Two Noble Kinsmen 5.1.69-76
“Tips for the Fall Crime Season!” I see things differently, don’t I? It was supposed to be an e-mail from a local constable, but the way I saw it? “Tips for the Fall Crime Season?” Yeah, I was wondering if it was what to look for, to steal, easy marks, what gadgets are easier to pawn, what items hold a high resale value on the illegal market? I think I got this all wrong. As The Leo, you’re like me. You’re going to read a headline, and like me, you’re going to spin this off into an amusing, funny, but ultimately, confused take about what the headline meant, and what it really means. Yes, we all need a gentle reminder about what to do to stay safe. Some of this is obvious, right? After getting about half the “back to school” shopping done, don’t leave all those packages in a locked car, in the parking lot, where anyone can see the stuff. New stuff can be easily “returned” for cash value. Part of my formative years included British marque sports convertibles, so I learned, then, never to leave anything in the car — ever. But that’s me. The real message, as this is still high holiday time for The Leo — the real message? Have fun, but don’t make yourself a target. The problem with being Leo? Everyone notices you.
Got to be the best — or worst — come on I’ve encountered. Bottom of the ticket for a sporting goods store, “How are we doing? Fill out the survey and get a chance to win a $1,000 gift card!” Walking home, looking at the ticket, I had some fishing lures, a few dollars in new gear, but thinking about that ticket? I was imagining me with a $1000 gift card to the sporting goods place. That new pole? New reel, some of the new, “hybrid” — and very expensive — fishing line? I spent that grand, in my head, before I ever got home. “Just go to our website, and fill out the survey...”
The sun begins to gild the western sky,
And now it is about the very hour
That Silvia at Friar Patrick’s cell should meet me.
She will not fail, for lovers break not hours,
Unless it be to come before their time,
So much they spur their expedition.
Jupiter turns direct in Sagittarius.
While the source for the quote used this week is an early play by Shakespeare, the inspiration stems from my travels. From the Pacific Coast, backwards towards West Texas and the High Plains, down to native Austin with its violet crown, and then, for the many years I commuted, from Austin to San Antonio, especially in the summer, an evening with sunset, “The sun begins to gild the western sky,” &c. I live in the land of magical, mystical sunsets: Texas, West Texas, Austin, New Mexico, and Arizona. I see — and feel the magic.
The witching hour for The Leo, in the immediate future? Right at sunset. While Jupiter does his thing, he’s going to lay on a little extra “juice” to The Leo’s activities. A regal pause helps. The magic, during the next couple of days? Always around sunset for The Leo. Pause, as need be, and look to the heavens.
There’s a propensity to attribute certain action to planets. Sometimes, I hear about, or read about, certain planets getting way more credit than due. However, as I was poking at this week’s horoscope, and thinking, “Virgo, what’s up with that?” I noticed two items of interest. One, the opening quote had faulty attribution. I fixed that immediately. In doing so, I was working on what it means to mutable earth Virgo to have Jupiter pause, mid-stride, and start to move up. Great realization? For Virgo?